ERIC Number: ED085996
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Dec-27
Reference Count: 0
The Uses of the Language Laboratory in Teaching Intermediate and Advanced Russian.
Chvany, Catherine V.
The language laboratory can be effective as an extension of the intermediate or advanced classroom in Russian provided that the techniques used save the students enough time and improve their performance enough to justify making the trip to the lab. Six devices that have proven successful are (1) Review and warm up via dialogues, (2) remedial exercises in pronunciation, (3) keys to translation exercises to help the student before he hands his paper in, (4) reading tapes for comprehension and conversation stimulus in the classroom, (5) examinations, and (6) stories on tape for re-telling or plot reproduction in written form. Pattern drills are not recommended, as they represent drudgery and "the lonely lab is no place for drudgery." The more successful uses of the lab at this level are those which help the student to get through interesting material faster and help toward fusing the four basic language skills. (Author/HW)
Descriptors: Advanced Students, Answer Keys, Dialogs (Literary), Individualized Instruction, Language Instruction, Language Laboratories, Language Tests, Listening Comprehension, Programed Instruction, Programed Instructional Materials, Pronunciation Instruction, Remedial Instruction, Review (Reexamination), Russian, Short Stories, Speech Communication, Story Telling, Teaching Methods, Translation
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages, New York, N.Y., December 27, 1972